History of Dynamo
In the Fall of 1982 Vadim Chernyakhovsky, a Russian immigrant living in Squirrel Hill while attending Pitt, gathered together 32 youngsters from various parts of the city to
introduce them to the game of soccer. He then entered them as two teams in the Western PA Youth Soccer Association travel league as the Squirrel Hill Soccer Club.
Vadim would practice both teams together during the week. On Sundays, when they had to travel to different suburban areas to play he would take one team and Larry Solomon, a parent
of one of the players, took the other. At the end of that season a group of parents volunteered to help Vadim. On October 7, 1982 the Schenley Dynamo Soccer Club was formed;
Schenley for the park where the teams played and Dynamo for Vadim's hometown soccer club in Kiev.
In 1989 the Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer Association was incorporated and was granted 501 (c) (3) status as a non-profit educational organization allowing contributions and
donations to Dynamo to be Tax-Exempt.
From those 1982 beginnings Dynamo Soccer has grown to be one of the 4 or 5 largest soccer clubs in Western PA. Over 1000 players are registered in Dynamo's various programs.
Dynamo is run entirely by volunteers who unselfishly give their time and energy to make soccer fun for all involved.